We looked at what former Newcastle manager Kenny Dalglish, now again installed as Liverpool manager, said after Fernando Torres took a swipe at the famous Liverpool club.
Kenny Dalglish – wise words form Liverpool manager
Kenny reminded Liverpool fans that players always leave clubs and others come in – that’s the way of football – and it always has been.
We want to make a point here, but first here is what Kenny said in part:
“It has happened a lot. People forget that.” “Players leave the club and players come in, though more have come into this club than gone.”
“It’s no different now. People move on.” “The most important thing is the club.”
“More important and bigger than any individual, no matter who has been through it previously and who will in the future. The club is the club.”
“I will never forget that and anyone who does is being a wee bit stupid and irresponsible.”
“The most important people at the club are the ones who want to be here.”
And it’s a couple of things we want to stress from what Kenny has said above.
First of all, we could all embrace that last sentence, and it’s the players who are now at the Newcastle club who are important, the only ones who are important.
And also that no player is bigger than the football club, players come and go (and so do owners by the way), but the club and the fans go on forever.
Kenny pointed out that he may never have arrived at Liverpool in 1977 from Celtic, if Kevin Keegan hadn’t first left for Hamburg in Germany.
And of course maybe Sir Les Ferdinand and a certain Alan Shearer would never have arrived on Tyneside, if Andy Cole hadn’t first been sold for big bucks to Manchester United.
Torres leaving Liverpool is not unlike Carroll leaving Newcastle, the only difference is we’ll never ever hear the Newcastle club rubbished by local lad Andy Carroll.
That’s what Torres has done by besmirching the famous Liverpool club – which shows Fernando has no class, at least as a person.
And the fact is we have some very good players on Tyneside now, and the squad has the guts and spirit the relegation lot never had.
And we could still do well, even without Andy, whose now gone and will never come back.
As we said earlier, a win tonight would be terrific, and we’re sure that’s what our lads are aiming for.
If we can do that, we’ll celebrate it big time!